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Debit, Credit Card Fraud Uncovered In Bali

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credit card fraudKuta Police arrested another suspect in the debit and credit card fraud case, bringing the total number of detainees to three. The police are still pursuing a fourth suspect, who is believed to be the mastermind of the criminal ring.

The third suspect was identified as Irda Firdaus, 34, a native of Makassar, South Sulawesi. Detectives arrested her in Tuban, East Java, as she was about to flee to Jakarta with her family.

The two suspects arrested previously by police, identified as Anisa Indriani, 18, and Muhammad Rizoqa Fauzi, 23, claimed they handed over the digital data they stole from victims’ debit and credit cards to Irda.

“Irda has confessed to stealing personal information and digital data from 200 ATM, and credit cards since July 2010. She claimed that she later sold the data to a man identified as R.S. We are still pursuing this person,” said Kuta Police chief Adj. Comr. I Gede Ganefo.

Police arrested Anisa and Muhammad last week. They worked as cashiers in two different shops in Mall Bali Galeria in Kuta.

“The arrests were made following a tip from one of Anisa’s coworkers, who said he saw the girl swipe a customer’s credit card on two different machines, although the customer only made one transaction,” Ganefo said.

Ganefo sent several plainclothes detectives to the store and one of them caught Anisa red-handed while she was committing a similar fraud. Anisa later confessed that she was assisted by her friend, identified as Andre. The detectives raided Andre’s rented room and found a skimmer machine.

“Andre was not there at that time. Later, we arrested the second suspect Fauzi and searched his rented room where we found a printer that could be used to print fake ATM cards, and two boxes of credit cards,” he added.

Source: thejakartapost.com


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